Post by BrritSki Post by Sid Nuncius
The result maybe, but the English play in the 1st half was abysmal...
Agreed, although I'd say it was poor rather than abysmal. I was just
delighted to have international men's rugby back and I take an
irrationally partisan pleasure in the result.
I'm prepared to cut England a little slack because they haven't played
together for so long and looked much better in the second half, but they
can't afford to do that against really good sides. (They did it in the
first match against France and it cost them a Grand Slam.) Ireland were
similarly poor for much of the game, but were up against a classy team
who didn't let them get away with it.
France look really promising, don't they? I always admired Emile
Ntamack and his boy looks as though he might be even better. He and
Dupont are something pretty special together.
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